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2 What You Need to Know About School Meals By: Alyssa Owen Dietetic Intern at Davis Nutrition Services

3 Why the Changes? In December of 2010, President Obama passed a law known as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This gave permission to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to make new healthier guidelines in order to make School Lunch and Breakfast more nutritious and healthy for you.

4 What are the changes? Twice the amount of fruits and vegetables offered At least half of grains must be whole grains Fluid milk must be low- fat unflavored or fat-free flavored Set calorie ranges for grade groups A decrease in sodium content of meals Saturated fat less than 10% of calories Zero grams of Trans fat per serving

5 What are the changes? Twice the amount of fruits and vegetables offered At least half of grains must be whole grains Fluid milk must be low-fat unflavored or fat-free flavored Set calorie ranges for grade groups A decrease in sodium content of meals Saturated fat less than 10% of calories Zero grams of Trans fat per serving

6 Previous Lunch Requirements Entree + 1 or more Sides

7 New Lunch Requirements

8 What you need to know about lunch… Lunch options will now consist of 5 components of which you will pick a minimum of 3. 1 of your choices MUST be a fruit or a vegetable. The other choices are a milk, grain, and meat/meat alternate.

9 What you need to know about Breakfast… You should take at least 3 components You MUST take at least 1 fruit or juice Breakfast will consist of fruit/juice, grain, and milk.

10 Now Available Online Apply for free or reduced lunch Add money to your student lunch account Lunch Prices for the School Year Daily Elementary Prices: lunch $1.75 and breakfast $1.25 Adult Prices: lunch $3.00 and breakfast $1.60

11 Thanks!


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